Tuesday, 20 October 2009
What Is It With The Major-Generals ?
I have posted before on my unease with Generals retired or otherwise making political statements. The one about the BNP this morning reported every ten minutes on the BBC is a case in point.
So the BNP use macho Spitfire symbols, shock horror,then dropping a complete bollock when it turns out that the Spitfire used is from a Polish Squadron, however can anybody remember the embarrassing Portillo waffling on about the SAS at a party conference. Politicians love having photo ops with the troops, despite lethally keeping them short of essential equipment fighting illegal and unwinnable wars.
The Military are there for Defence, and should be apolitical. The Politicians should keep out of Military affairs and vice versa.
The last time we had this much military dabbling in affairs of state was in 1659